hiroshi tsunoda for designcode
aug 04, 2010
hiroshi tsunoda for designcode

barcelona-based japanese designer hiroshi tsunoda has developed two new lighting products
for spanish brand designcode.


‘chibi’ is a word the japanese use to call something small, with affection. in this design,
simplicity becomes a new way of representing the iconic forms of a lamp. the main idea
behind ‘chibi’ was to create a product that was easy to build yourself. simple manufacturing
was used to produce it – a laser cut iron sheet is folded without any kind of assembling,
glue or screws.

‘chibi’ lit

the laser cut iron sheet of ‘chibi’

‘chibi’ in its flat form

bending the lamp

‘chibi’ in its completed form

template for the ‘chibi’ lamp


‘nona’ is designed as a gift. its packaging hides the collared part of the lamp and all
its components, making it a product that doesn’t need to be wrapped. the shape is suggestive
of a panettone cake whose resulting design achieves a surprising play on light and
shadows with organic and geometric patterns. ‘nona’ is a light box, a white retro
illuminated volume that, due to the reflections on its base, radiates slightly tinted light.

‘nona’ lit

‘nona’ lamps

top view

the workshop

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